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Big Blue Sky Big Blue Sky's first release, On The Verge, introduces ten original songs and is receiving critical acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. The duo recently signed with Brambus Records in Chur, Switzerland, whose American artists include Rod MacDonald and Steve Gillette. On The Verge was released in Europe in August and a tour is scheduled for April/May of 1999.

The duo has been receiving radio airplay and has appeared live on a number of public radio stations including WLRN-91.3 fm, Miami, FL; WFIT-89.5 fm, Melbourne, FL; and WMNF, Tampa, FL.

Sue began performing in Pittsburgh, singing and playing guitar for a succession of bands. She embarked on her songwriting career after relocating to Florida, where she has been a winner in the 1994 South Florida Folk Festival's national Songwriter's Competition, 1994 Miami Herald Soundsearch, and 1998 Suwanee Springfest's Songwriter's competition. Her songs, sometimes whimsical and at otherties lyrical and wise, tell universal stories. "These songs talk about love; getting stung by hindsight; moving on; and generally plowing ahead as a woman in this day and age. It's neither feminist nor sappy. It's just strong-willed. And that has nothing to do with hormones - just perserverence", wrote Paisley McClellan, music editor for Florida's JAM Magazine.

A native of New York, Jill moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1990. When the two decided to form Big Blue Sky, named for the wide open sky of the Florida Everglades, Jill began studying the bass which has become her primary instrument in addition to playing the guitar and flute. Her harmony vocals, arrangements and electric bass groove throughout lift the songs up out of the singer/songwriter genre and propel them into a category of their own.

Quotes

Let me make something clear, I play this [CD] because it's good! - Michael Stock, Host-Folk & Acoustic Show, WLRN-Miami

Their record label sees them very enthusiastically as an answer to the "Indigo Girls" and this time, they didn't put their rose colored glasses on. - ROLLING STONE (Germany), Oct. '98

Grab Fiona Apple by the elastic waistband and make room for women with some miles on them. ... These songs talk about love; getting stung by hindsight; moving on: and generally plowing ahead as a woman in this day and age. It's neither feminist nor sappy. It's just strong-willed. And that has nothing to do with hormones - just perserverence. - Paisley McClellan, Florida's JAM Magazine, June '98

...bright, dead-on harmonies; but it's Crago's folkspun lyrical storytelling that's the CD's greatest offering. - Jake Cline, City Link, March '98

Imagine small-town sarcasm, multitiered harmonies, java house life and acoustic guitars stirred into the same soup. Crago definitely has her way of taking listeners anywhere she wants them to go. - Adrian Glover, Sun Sentinel, March '98

   
 
On The Verge
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On The Verge
 
 


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